Desy Posted July 1, 2013 Share Posted July 1, 2013 (edited) Hi I'm bonkers sorry Desy from belfast I'm 37 and think I've something in common with you folk, yes I survived went toe to toe with the reaper and kicked his butt! Well it all started on march the 28th, went to play football with my friends and all was fine, went to walk onto the pitch and remember saying to a team mate that I don't feel up to it, now I was feeling fine physically just something in my head (no pun intended lol) was telling me I was not up for it, sometimes you get that feeling before a game and it could be anything from a lazy day and just not wanting to bother with it to thinking you are not going to play well but physically felt fine, played away and all was well. 45 minutes into game I was hit very hard on the side of the head with the ball, played away but remember rubbing my head and thinking,hmm that's a bit sore for just getting hit with the ball but it was nothing like the headaches most folk on here have had well that was that collapsed like a house of cards. Ambulance was phoned and on its way, took about 5 minutes as you can see the hospital from the pitch, handy eh, while I was unconscious the contents if my stomach came up and I started to choke on it but my friend and team mate knew first aid and sorted me out by clearing the air ways and putting me in the recovery position, to you my friend I owe you big time. The first that anyone knew how serious it was came when a few of the boys asked the paramedics what they thought to which the reply came "lads find your self a church and start praying" so that was that of to the royal victoria hospital. The next two weeks I've no recollection of, 7 days in intensive care then spent 1 day in the hi dependency unit then another two weeks on the neuro ward from where I was transferred to the brain unit in musgrave park hospital where I spent another 4 days and all due to this wee bleed in my head lol. While at the royal a ct scan revealed that I had an extensive SAH in the right posterior communicating aneurysm and needed coiled but that they would have to wait until the blood disbursed, at this stage it was when my partner was told that I would probably not make it through the night, scary stuff but thankfully she's made of solid stuff,and she never gave up hope and I was duly coiled the next morning but they were not sure if they got enough coils in but must have as it has not leaked, I think lol. At some stage I had a stroke and lost all movement in my left side of which most came back and by the time I was awake and reasonably alert I had got back but still had a weakness in my leg and a dropped foot. Was released from hospital after physio and occu therapy and continued as an out patient for physio in musgrave park hospital for,the dropped foot which came back well but now my toes have went, two have hammered and two have clawed and it can be a bit painful but considering what I went through I feel extremely lucky that I have no other physical things that affect me barely even a headache no fatigue, quite the opposite I sleep a lot less and never feel tired. Was brought back in to hospital for three days two weeks after being freed sorry discharged lol had this weird sensation in my head like water, still have it and loads of tingly sensations and a few random shooting pains in my head, one ct, one mri and a spinal tap later they discovered that I had 5 mini strokes or lesions I think they also called it and that one was near a nerve that operates my arms and legs and one that was close to a nerve for sensations and that was maybe the cause, that was a few about three weeks ago now still get all tingly and head is still buzzing lol. One thing that makes me sad is when I read nearly all the posts I seem to be the only one with no side effects bar a few wonky toes, very slight memory problems and an electrified head, when I read about the fatigue and headaches that most seem to suffer makes feel sad lucky but sad and I just hope for you folk it gets better. Hmmm another side affect I have and it's weird but I love it is I can't stop singing lol morning noon and night I'm belting out everything from Neil diamond to will young to abba do get some strange looks but hey hoe it doesn't enjoy me I also I have some real weird vision problems like things looking funny and not real from people to buildings can all get very weird. I might be the first person on hear to say this but my SAH was the best thing to ever happen to me and I mean that with all my heart, I never been happier so happy in fact I was worried that with these extreme highs would be extreme lows but they never come not that I will let my guard down, just constantly buzzing, singing and talking my out look on life is so much better, a wonderful family who helped me so much even when once or twice my fuse was a bit short. Back working (self employed tiler, always good for advice and now back playing football twice a week, so hard with my toes but bite the tongue and ignore the pain, also strangely it's easier to run than walk with it but the swelling does be bad from ankle to toes. With so little side affects you may be wondering why I'm here, it's simple what little side effects I have I come on here to reassure my self that I'm not bonkers lol and that other people have the same problems, I've learned more on this site and can relate to you folk more than my own family when it comes to this thing we are going through, not easy to say that but it's true. I truly wish that we the survivors can move in the right direction with health and happiness and I will always spare a thought for those you did not make it may you RIP. Good luck Desy. Edited August 20, 2013 by Tina Added name to title :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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